Published by w4u1f3kt at Monday, October 15th 2018 04:05:23 AM under Coffee Table
Your coffee table is an opportunity to do something special to add flair to your room. Designers often group accent tables in place of a single large table, especially if they are made of interesting materials such as metal, stone or combination. Accent coffee tables are a conceptual way to mimic the style you already have in place in your home whether it is art deco, modern, traditional, contemporary or even ultra post modern as they are a great way to add a contrast with a slight touch of mystery to the design. They do not look disconnected in the least but add a deeper sense of connection and intimacy to the space. Not only does it up the ante for decorating but is valuable for entertaining and should you ever place your home on the market it adds flair which strikes a chord in potential buyers.
If you plan on painting the whole table with a single solid color, pine wood will respond to this the best however wood with a strong and beautiful grain such as oak, maple, and cherry are better off stained because over time, with proper care and maintenance tables made from these types of wood will grow more beautiful. One more thing to think about is whether you can afford such type of wood or not due to the fact that different types of wood cost differently. For instance if you take into account wood grade, of course high grade will cost more than low-grade because it doesn’t have dents, and discoloration. Also hardwood is more expensive as they last longer than softwood.
If you have pets, don’t use softwood because stains, scratches, and dents show more easily. You are better off with hardwood because they are naturally resistant to stains and dents and this ability is even strengthened with the proper application of chemicals that protect wood finish. Think of the type of finish you would like your coffee table to have once it is completed. Would you like to have it painted or stained? You can also decoupage your table after either staining or painting to create truly unique furniture. Different types of wood will look differently depending on the type of finish you are aiming for.